macaroni grill_baked_creamy_seafood

Recipe: Macaroni Grill Baked Creamy Seafood

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup baby scallops, rinsed and drained ( about 8 ounce)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 cups Asiago cheese
  • 2 cups medium, peeled, shelled and deveined cooked shrimp
  • 1 (6 ounce) can chopped clams, well drained
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1/2 of a 12 ounce package wonton skins

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter.
  2. Add scallops and stir fry over high heat until just cooked through; set aside in bowl.
  3. In same skillet, melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth and bubbly.
  4. Cook and stir 1 minute. Whisk in half-and-half and continue whisking until mixture comes to a boil.
  5. Boil 1 minute, whisking, until bubbly.
  6. Turn off the heat. Add Asiago cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in the scallops, shrimp and clams.
  7. Spoon into a 9-inch glass pie plate. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for about 15 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
  9. Meanwhile, heat plenty of oil in a wok or deep fryer to 375 degrees F. Fry 3 or 4 wonton skins at a time, a few seconds on each side, until just golden. Drain on paper towels. Use wontons as chips for dipping into baked sea-food appetizer. NOTE: If you don’t feel inclined to fry the wonton skins to make chips, the seafood appetizer is also delicious served with tortilla or pita chips or crackers of your choice.

Recipe adapted from and Photo courtesy of: Cookingmainpage.com